Annual Giving

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Together, we can make a greater difference today, tomorrow, and for many years to come. 

 

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others”

– Booker T. Washington

 

For the past 95 years, the Junior League of Pasadena (JLP) has taken action across our community, and this past year was no different. In the face of uncertain times, our members have remained unwavering in our service and support when our community needed us most.

Despite the many challenges our world has faced recently, the JLP has remained steadfast in our mission. Since March 2020, we have rolled up our sleeves, supporting over a dozen other nonprofits across our community with over 300 volunteer hours. And we’re not stopping there!

To celebrate the JLP’s 95th anniversary, we made a pledge to our community – 950 hours of engagement. What does that mean? That means that we are committed to going above and beyond our normal service in these unprecedented times by:

  • Being the source of trained volunteers that other nonprofits turn to when in need.
  • Raising awareness and funds for women in poverty through our annual Little Black Dress Initiative.
  • Creating a strategic direction for the JLP around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging – addressing some of the most critical issues of our time.
  • Connecting with new partners through mutually beneficial opportunities.
  • And there’s no time like the present to re-examine our focus to better fit the changing needs of our community.

Gifts to our annual fund are a vital source of funding where we need it most. From supporting our community programs, providing member training, to meeting the pressing needs of our organization. We invite you to join us now in making an anniversary gift to the Junior League of Pasadena. Together, we can make a greater difference today, tomorrow, and for many years to come. 

See below for the many ways you can fund the urgent needs of the Junior League of Pasadena.

Email Vickie Reinhardt at [email protected], to pledge your gift today! 

 

One-Time or Recurring Monetary Gifts

Make a one-time or recurring gift to the JLP through our website. These gifts are available immediately for use by the JLP and, in most cases, are deductible for donors who itemize their federal income taxes.

Employer-Matched Gifts

Here’s a simple way to double or even triple your gift to the Junior League of Pasadena: Ask your employer whether it’s one of the many companies that match gifts made to nonprofit organizations. Some offer this benefit even after an employee retires. Contact your company’s human resources office to find out more and to obtain the proper gift-matching forms.

Appreciated Stock

Consider donating your appreciated stock to the JLP to avoid paying capital gains taxes. You may also be eligible to deduct the fair market value.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make tax-free gifts from a traditional IRA account directly to the JLP, up to a maximum of $100,000. This can help you satisfy your minimum required distribution.

Other ways to give

  • Name the JLP as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy you no longer need.
  • Name the JLP as a beneficiary of a specific amount, or a percentage of your will.
  • Give a gift through a named endowment.

Please consult your tax attorney/financial advisor for advice on tax and financial matters.